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Gingrich Explains Scozzafava Endorsement, Slams Right-Wing Critics (Flashback)
Talking Points Memo ^ | 11-14-2011 | Eric Kleefeld

Posted on 11/14/2011 4:47:34 PM PST by parksstp

Newt Gingrich has put up a new blog post, responding to right-wing criticism for his endorsement of moderate Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava in the NY-23 special election, instead of Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/10/gingrich-explains-scozzafava-endorsement-slams-right-wing-critics.php

(Excerpt) Read more at tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; gingrich; scozzafava
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The full blog post from Newt has been removed. Yeah, great guy to replace Cain. But we can overlook this, right?
1 posted on 11/14/2011 4:47:42 PM PST by parksstp
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To: parksstp
Here's the problem with Newt:

"Content could not be found"

2 posted on 11/14/2011 4:49:34 PM PST by Paladin2 (Some people just don't get it.)
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To: Paladin2

http://www.newt.org/FeaturedBloggersDB/tabid/193/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/4604/Default.aspx


3 posted on 11/14/2011 4:50:22 PM PST by Paladin2 (Some people just don't get it.)
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To: parksstp

Wow! Did this happen? I hadn’t previously read it four hundred thousand times here in the past two weeks.....(sarcasm intended). Newt Gingrich endorsed the Republican winner of a Republican primary! Gasp!

Which of our candidates endorsed Bill Clinton for President and said George W. Bush was “too Conservative” to support for President?

Anyone? (Hint: wasn’t Newt)


4 posted on 11/14/2011 4:51:26 PM PST by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: parksstp

Yeah sure why not? He is super cool in a debate. Who cares if he is an establishment guy. LOL


5 posted on 11/14/2011 4:51:47 PM PST by dforest
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To: parksstp

Scozzafava wasn’t a moderate. She was a liberal. She endorsed the Dem in the race over the tea party candidate because the latter was not ‘pro-choice’.


6 posted on 11/14/2011 4:51:47 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: parksstp

Thanks for the reminder. Blow off the Tea Party Candidate for a RINO.

Here Ya go:
Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 House race
Published: Friday, October 16, 2009, 2:01 PM Updated: Friday, October 16, 2009, 2:18 PM

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2009/10/newt_gingrich_endorses_dede_sc.html


7 posted on 11/14/2011 4:52:15 PM PST by marty60
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To: sodpoodle

Like I was saying.


8 posted on 11/14/2011 4:52:15 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: parksstp; All

‘Ginrich is as dangerous as a wounded wolverine’
Dan Rather

http://www.drudgereport.com/


9 posted on 11/14/2011 4:53:17 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: TitansAFC

He voted for Clinton in 1992, the last year he voted for a Democrat. He voted for Bush in 2000.

For Newt, this happened in 2009, not over 15 years ago.


10 posted on 11/14/2011 4:54:05 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: parksstp

He said George W. Bush was “too Conservative” to support in 2000.


11 posted on 11/14/2011 4:57:18 PM PST by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: TitansAFC
Newt Gingrich endorsed the Republican winner of a Republican primary!

There was no Republican primary. Scozzafava was chosen by the GOP County Chairmen in the district.

And the selection method was reportedly abused...

12 posted on 11/14/2011 4:58:05 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: indylindy

I’m just sick of perpetual politicians who always think its their turn.


13 posted on 11/14/2011 4:58:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: okie01

The point is, he supported the Republican on the ticket. No scandal.


14 posted on 11/14/2011 5:00:16 PM PST by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: parksstp

I say USE Newt like a Talking Donkey....
Don’t elect him... use him..


15 posted on 11/14/2011 5:00:49 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: parksstp

Newt is the smartest con-man in any room he enters. He’s my 4th/5th choice up from near last. He was in the arena and did some good things (that was light-years ago politically speaking). I have not been overly impressed since his SOTH days. That being said, I would vote for him any day over Obama.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 5:01:08 PM PST by PGalt
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To: parksstp; All
More flashback:

Memo to Gingrich: Get Lost. Now

Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance

Gingrich donors dropping like flies

Bill Bennett to Gingrich: You’re Shooting at [Paul Ryan] From Behind! (Testy Radio Interview)

Mark Levin grills Newt Gingrich on his comments about Paul Ryan’s plan

Gingrich Calls GOP Medicare Plan 'Right-Wing Social Engineering' (supports individual mandate)

Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance (Newt praises Romneycare)

Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate

Gingrich Apologizes to Paul Ryan for 'Right-Wing Social Engineering' Criticism

Gingrich: ‘Strategic Blunder’ for Palin to Mock Obama as ‘Community Organizer’

Newt Gingrich Acknowledges ‘Contradictions’ On His Libya Views, ‘I Was Trying To Follow Obama’

Gingrich: My Ad on Global Warming with Pelosi was a "Debate," I will "Not Apologize"

17 posted on 11/14/2011 5:02:27 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Don't Tread on Me!)
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To: FReepers; everyone; All



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18 posted on 11/14/2011 5:03:16 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: TitansAFC
Newt did endorse the winner of a Republican primary. At the same time he didn't look into her background to find out that she was a FARLEFTWINGTARD baby eating type.

On the other hand there are so terribly many candidates it's hard to do that ~ so the New York state committee should have made sure people knew what she really was but they didn't.

Not having properly advised people they had a Changling on the list they should have all resigned and committed seppuku as soon as possible.

I think Skuzzyfuzzy ended up joining the New York Democrats.

That same district later on put a real Republican on the list in a later election. He won. Then he started offering his body to nubile young ladies on the internet.

See, it really can get worse.

19 posted on 11/14/2011 5:07:14 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: MestaMachine

In the marketplace of ideas - Newt has the best selection & great products.

However, the American people are searching the aisles for the most attractive gift wrap: nice hair, tall, good-looking, perfect wife, virtuous life, no runs, no fouls, no errors.

There’s nothing we don’t know about Newt and he knows we know. That’s a good start!!!!


20 posted on 11/14/2011 5:09:41 PM PST by sodpoodle (Cain/Gingrich - a twofer I can go for.)
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To: TitansAFC
The point is, he supported the Republican on the ticket. No scandal.

Except that most Republican voters supported the Conservative.

Reflexively supporting the County Chairmen -- in opposition to the voters -- ain't the smartest trick in the world.

21 posted on 11/14/2011 5:12:06 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Paladin2
"Content could not be found"


Werks for Jug Ears!

22 posted on 11/14/2011 5:13:02 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: okie01

Palin endorsed Hoffman, the CONSERVATIVE candidate in the race. Scozzafava got just enough support to got Hoffman the election. Therefore, Newt is culpable in that loss.


23 posted on 11/14/2011 5:16:30 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: sodpoodle

Knowing we know and CARING that we know is two different things. He is counting on today’s words to erase yesterday’s words and actions, and it seems to me he is counting on us having a very short memory...because it is what he WILL DO and not what he says that counts. And no one trusts what he will do.
He is prone to temper tantrums, cannot take criticism, lashes out, and his judgement is horrible. Not going there.


24 posted on 11/14/2011 5:18:51 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: TitansAFC

Move the goal post. It’s okay. Imagine the impact had he endorsed the CONSERVATIVE?

Cindie


25 posted on 11/14/2011 5:26:08 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: okie01

Newt Gingrich is a serious candidate for serious thinkers experiencing serious issues. Ok, so maybe Newt is a moderate Republican, don’t support him. However, his criticism of Obama is real, his love for this country is real, his experience is superior to any candidate, and he will run circles around Obama with his knowledge. He has supported a vast number of conservative candidates and bills in his vast number of years in the government. Be sure and scrutinize him for the handful of issues he didn’t follow along right wing party lines, you will end up with Mitt McCain losing against Barrack Obama.


26 posted on 11/14/2011 5:29:20 PM PST by Toespi
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To: parksstp

When it suits him, Newt resembles Scozzafava, a little liberal this, and a little liberal that, depending on what the Washington establishment likes at the time. He’s a policy wonk who knows the joy of compromise.

It doesn’t matter who Newt supports, or what progressive agenda he likes at the time. He isn’t going to get the nomination, but he is right on time to be the Gingrich that stole Christmas again, this time as a spoiler for Romney.


27 posted on 11/14/2011 5:29:52 PM PST by pallis
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To: parksstp

http://nlpc.org/stories/2009/10/26/gop-candidate-scozzafava-husband-have-ties-union-backed-acorn-front


28 posted on 11/14/2011 5:30:11 PM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: muawiyah

No way Newt couldn’t have known who Dede Scozzafava was. The whole mess had gone public well before he stepped in and volunteered his services. It was in the headlines all over the place.


29 posted on 11/14/2011 5:32:52 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.2)
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To: cripplecreek
BINGO!!!

I’m just sick of perpetual politicians who always think its their turn.

30 posted on 11/14/2011 5:34:59 PM PST by ptsal
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To: TitansAFC

“Wow! Did this happen? I hadn’t previously read it four hundred thousand times here in the past two weeks”

Just like the poster with Newt sitting next to Nancy we have seen for three hundred thousand times in the past three weeks.


31 posted on 11/14/2011 5:47:08 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Cicero

Look, seriously, no one expects real Republicans in New York anymore. They’ve all moved away.


32 posted on 11/14/2011 5:51:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Toespi
Be sure and scrutinize him for the handful of issues he didn’t follow along right wing party lines, you will end up with Mitt McCain losing against Barrack Obama.

I corrected a previous poster's assertion. I observed that Newt's position was a mistake -- which it was. I did not attack Newt.

So, why do you choose to assign motivations to me that I do not have?

33 posted on 11/14/2011 5:55:50 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: TitansAFC

Supporting a republican... aliberl one does not make newt a good guy. To the contrary. Newt is an inside the beltway republican.

Go ahead and nominate him. The real conservatives across this country will tear up the Republican party and vote for a third party candidate consisting of real conservative values.

We are done taking orders from you rinos and liberal republicans. Its over.

Newt will lose the general in a land slide.


34 posted on 11/14/2011 6:03:10 PM PST by CSI007
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35 posted on 11/14/2011 6:35:45 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer
Jesus Christ is not on the ballot.

Every candidate has done or said something I disagree with a some point in their life.

Sarah Palin is not running so I am going with anybody but Obama or Roomey.

Cain's inexperience is scaring me alot now.

36 posted on 11/14/2011 6:41:30 PM PST by scooby321
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To: okie01

Sorry. I was responding to the same poster you were and in error posted to you.


37 posted on 11/14/2011 6:43:23 PM PST by Toespi
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To: CSI007

“Newt will lose the general in a land slide.”

Hopefully, the Newt Naysayers took the time to watch his interview with Hannity this evening. What struck me was how much he has achieved for the American people, the distortion of the truth, and his humility. When asked, he spoke about what he was proudest of in his accomplishments, NOT ONCE did he say “I”, it was always “WE.”


38 posted on 11/14/2011 6:53:12 PM PST by Toespi
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To: CSI007

It is going to be Newt or Romney. If you have seen the Cain/Lybia video from today, it is abundantly clear that Herman Cain is absolutely NOT ready, and has no chance in hell.

It is Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich. I suggest people make their minds up now between the two..... which I presume will be Newt.... and throw your support behind him. Tearing down Newt leaves you with Mitt Romney.

The Republican primary voters are the 99.999%. You Newt haters here are the .001% that actually know who De De Scozzafava is. No one else knows or cares.


39 posted on 11/14/2011 6:56:38 PM PST by jageorge72 (www.newtvsobama.com)
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To: Toespi
Sorry.

Apology accepted. Carry on.

40 posted on 11/14/2011 7:03:43 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: cripplecreek
Not2worry, I believe Newt will be exposed in the next week for the RINO that he is now and during his Political Career.

Without a doubt he is the best debater on the circuit. If he wasn't, I'd be disappointed. He's been practicing the second oldest profession for almost 40 years.

I don't need a guy in the WH who can govern....I've been governed enough.

41 posted on 11/14/2011 7:05:36 PM PST by not2worry
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To: sodpoodle

There is a whole new generation of voters that know nothing about Newt’s past - just what they see on TV.

Once his past is exposed, and I am certain it will be very soon, we will see how conservative voters feel about his political history.


42 posted on 11/14/2011 7:08:34 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Toespi
Newt's not electable. He may be an Intellectual Giant but he has an uncanny ability to make most folks feel like Mental Midgets.

He's old GOP Establishment. But if that's what the voters want a McCain comrade so be it.

43 posted on 11/14/2011 7:11:08 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Toespi
I don't watch Hannity anymore. His ego is too large for my 42” TV.
44 posted on 11/14/2011 7:12:51 PM PST by not2worry
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To: not2worry
I don't need a guy in the WH who can govern....I've been governed enough.

Yeah, give me an amateur over our political royalty any day of the week. I want a president who is mostly figurehead and our deliberative body can deliberate.

I'm pretty irritated after spending the last two years watching FReepers flap their gums about getting rid of the inside the beltway lifers, here they are flinging themselves at the feet of the biggest one in the race.

I guess having grown up with the courage of my convictions, its a little hard to understand those who don't have it.
45 posted on 11/14/2011 7:23:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: TitansAFC

You seriously support Dede Scuzzyflava? Really? Over the Tea party candidate?


46 posted on 11/14/2011 8:21:35 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: jageorge72

Yeah, where have we heard THAT before.

Oh, wait, the DNC. Why are you here if you are telling us who we can or can’t support.

Sorry dude, if Newt’s really the best the GOP can do, that speaks volumes. Newt hasn’t even won a state from Romney.

I’m not sure why you believe that Newt can beat Romney.


47 posted on 11/14/2011 8:25:05 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: BenKenobi

Don’t support DeDe (Newt), Don’t support Romney (Cain) and Don’t support Bill Clinton (Cain).

Also don’t support public employees having collective bargaining rights or Affirmative Action (Cain), or special tuition rates for the kids of illegals (Perry), or surrounding yourself with yes men (Santorum), or taking action on climate change (Newt), or States’ ability to bypass the 2nd Amendment (Cain), or extramarital affairs (Newt).

The difference is, much of the Cain Cult refuses to admit their candidate ever actually messes-up, makes a mistake, or holds anything but the most conservative position POSSIBLE on EVERY issue known to man. It’s utter crap, and it’s showing with every blunder he makes.

Have you EVER made a concession that Cain messed-up? Not a fake “He should have attacked the media” type mess-up, but a REAL mess-up? Sure doesn’t look like it from your last 1,000 posts.


48 posted on 11/14/2011 8:36:59 PM PST by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: TitansAFC
The point is, he supported the LIBERAL Republican on the ticket.

There. Fixed it for ya.

49 posted on 11/14/2011 8:41:12 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: parksstp
I have my problems with Gingrich, but he has excellent not-Romney credentials, in that he's not Romney.

Should he win the nomination, he will be even more so not Obama.

I know who the perfect candidate is for me, and that's me. Unfortunately, I feel that my write-in campaign would net me one vote, unless I decide to vote for somebody else to protest my own failure to run an effective campaign.

50 posted on 11/14/2011 8:44:09 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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